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nbc 10 first alert weather breaking news. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," an icy commute. first alert meteorologist bill henley says the roads are treachero treacherous. here's a live look from malvern, chester county. we're tracking the temperatures, the icy conditions and more rain on the way. >> and a live look now at i-95, the girard point bridge. lots of weather related road restrictions this morning. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has everything you need to know before you hit the road this morning. if you're driving in pennsylvania, fog could also be an issue for you. stormforce 10 is driving along route 202 in bucks county. we're givij you a firsthand look at the roads before you get out and in your car this morning. also we have more than 200 schools delayed today. that's running at the bottom of your screen. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema.
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icy and treacherous, those are the words first alert meteorologist bill henley used to describe the roads this morning. that's the reason we've issued a first alert. the roads impacted, a lot of our rides into work this morning, we're here to help you get prepared. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> you'll find pockets of colder air and ice. not everybody seeing it. you might see one stretch of road that's fine and then hit a colder zone that has icy spots. expect to do slipping and sliding this morning. it is icy in parts of the area. those colder zones are seeing warm air surging in, that'se in the ground. the ice will clear with rain due in later this morning which will bring a threat of flooding in low lying areas. >> 55 degrees in philadelphia. areas north and west still on the cold side. a nice warmup in westchester.
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39 degrees. look at tredyfrin township. you'll find icing on the roadway this morning. the fog is starting things off as well, that ill with be slow to clear to start with. this to the west, the rain, the snow, the sleet. that's all going to arrive as rain during the day today. and that's going to wash away and clear out the fog and any remaining slush and ice. temperatures climb, 53 degrees at 8:00. by 11:00, 55 in philadelphia with winds at 22 miles an hour. heavy downpours as we if into the afternoon hours. that will keep temperatures steady at 55 at 2:00 this afternoon. a closer look at the fog within i come back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is seeing it on some of the cameras for first alert traffic. jesse? >> we're seeing fog, slippery conditions. not a whole lot of incidents so far yet. we have more problems on the secondary roads than we do the majors. right now we wanted to take a look at the area bridges.
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the ben franklin bridge, everything actually moving along nicely. this is headed westbound into philadelphia right now. eastbound lanes into new jersey, no problems there as well. no speed restrictions on the bridges so far this morning, which is surprising to me. most of our majors and major roadways do have speed restrictions down to 435 miles per hour -- 45 miles per hour. the pedestrian walkways are closed this morning. y this is stump road along limekiln pike. a complete snowy and slushy mess here. watch out for situations like this, getting on the highways, the on and off ramps. let's take a live look at stormforce 10. it's on route 202 south in doylestown, bucks county. our photographer, brian graub is
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driving around checking areas. >> matt delucia is talking to drivers in malvern, talking about how they're faring in these conditions w. we've sean a lot of plow trucks and salt trucks out here this morning. we've seen drivers come into the gas station cleaning their windows because of all the salt and residue that's flown on to the windshield. take a look at the ground here. you can see some of the slushy, icy mix. this was really all ice but we have seen the temperatures really start to warm up we can almost feel gusts of warm air blowing in or at least i want to think that it's warm air that's blowing in. we are able to see that these icy conditions are starting to improve and some of that is starting to melt. take a look at video from a few minutes ago. we actually saw something wishing that the warm air comes in, a guy wearing shorts going in to get his morning paper and coffee. we've seen a lot of those trucks
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out there making sure the roads are salted and safe. we have been talking with a lot of people about the conditions as they walk out)qr) door, not so much the roads but out the door. take a listen. >> house was a little tricky. my driveway goes down. it looks like it's solid ice. there's water under, you can tell. it was crunching as i was going slowly out of my garage. the side roads are bad. i can see why closed are open two hours late and closed. >> that woman was talking about the icy conditions as she walked out her door. this is what we're talking about. we talk about black ice all the time. this is what it looks like. we just roll that piece of snow out there. it rolls like a hockey puck. this is what you have to watch out for as you head out the door, the walkways, driveways, untreated spots and the back roads. those are the problem areas. we're dealing with ice, slush and fog this morning. hopefully with warmer air, some of that will melt and make things better for the drive.
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live in malvern, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, thank you. we are checking on power outages across our area. there are about 80 homes in bucks county, 150 homes in philadelphia without electricity. but in chester county, peco reports about 1,800 outages. this is video right now of that wawa where matt was reporting from a second ago. that's with a little earlier this morning when the power went out. the power came on about an hour ago and allowed matt to come on tv. by downloading the nbc 10 app get connected with our severe weather central. open the app, click on weather and from there, you can get first alert weather and traffic alerts. two roommates are facing charges in an lsd bust at villanova university. the drug several students to the hospital and led to the arrest of two freshmen over the weekend. justin yim is charged with having lsd and thousands of
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dollars in cash in his dorm room. his roommate, allegedly high on drug, attacked a woman on campus and followed public safety officers. >> people are still doing it. it has consequences, just like anything else. >> we want parents to be aware, just because you)ç child might attend villanova, this just isn't an inner city issue. >> the students were treated and released from the hospital. university officials believe it was an isolated incident. 6:07. 47 degrees at philadelphia usual. norovirus is to blame for hundreds of students getting sick at ursinus college. the college canceled classes and closed dining halls last week. classes resumed yesterday. norovirus is the most common cause of stomach inflammation. a man that opened a pair of restaurants aimed at revitalizing downtown wilmington has died. he opened chelsea tavern in 2010
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and ernest & scott tap room in 2012, both on north market street. morrison was 54 years old. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 6:00. the temperatures have been climbing but there are still slippery conditions, especially in the northern and western suburbs where the temperatures have yet to warm up. the warm air is surging into the area. that is creating some thick fog. the slippier conditions, the fog will disappear, wash away by heavy rain. that happened later this morning and this afternoon. the temperatures now climbing 36 degrees above freezing in reading. there are some very light showers in the reading area. 55 degrees currently in philadelphia. what a warmup and wilmington, started off around freezing now, 44 degrees. there's the wind blowing. that's the warm air surging. we're watching the ice and the slush disappear slowly. the ground is still cold, especially in areas north and west. that's where the warm air is
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surging in an creating fog. it's just started to ease a little bit. coatesville had been holing at zero visibility for two hours. now half a mile visibility. it's still thick in quakertown, allentown and mt. pocono. it will take some time for the fog to disappear. fro problem along the i-95 corridor for philadelphia, trenton and philadelphia international and south jersey. central new jersey, no sign of fog this morning. look at the warmup. 55 degrees atç philadelphia international. 50s across south jersey. and now not only warming up in wilmington but coatesville is up to 41 degrees. and near 50 degrees in pendale and levittown. doylestown is warming up nicely, the warm air is surging up, starting to warm up in quakertown and perkasie. two degrees above freezing. couldn't on still finding ice on the roadways this morning to start with. watch what happens as the day goes on, 9:00 this morning,
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temperatures take off. upper 40s for doylestown an limerick. that's in spite of the rain that will be moving in and steadier rain and into the 50s at lunch time today. we will be drying out, i'll show you when that will happen when i'm back in ten minutes with the seven-day forecast. i heard bill saying furlong is reporting 32 degrees. tim furlong, no, the town of furlong. let's get that right. >> tim works a lot. you never know what he's reporting. >> jessica boyington is watching the roads for your morning commute. right now focused on 422. >> right around 23, around the king of prussia area. doing a bit better over here. again, a lot of the marriages as the morning pr-- majors this morning are starting to look better. you can see slippery spots into the shoulder you can see water spraying out from underneath the cars. this is why we aren't seeing as many problems. people are following these reduced speeds. we have it on the schuylkill, 95, blue route, vine street
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expressway, route 1, route 30, route 202, again on 422, without 63, route 100. all down to 45 miles per hour, route 309, parts of the pa turnpike, the new jersey turnpike and 495 in delaware as well. pretty much before you head out the door, please note you'll be going slower than you normally would. route 42 around route 41 in deptford, new jersey. no problems getting into philadelphia. vai? 6:11 this tuesday morning. we're not the only onesç feeli wild winter weather. >> a massive storm is being felt from the gulf coast all the way to maine. plus, a woman had to be rescued from rubble after a tornado ripped through florida. we continue to keep our eyes on the roads for you this morning. here's a look at 8th and market streets in center city philadelphia, first alert meteorologist bill henley and first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington have you covered, tracking the weather and road conditions as they
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change. back in five minutes with an update. and when you're on the go today, keep track of what's happening by following us on twitter. we're tweeting all morning long. we're also here to answer your questions and keep you informed.
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it's 6:15. let's take a live look at the roads on this first alert weather day because of the icy commute this morning. we should also tell you, i just checked, we have almost 300 schools delayed. that's on our app and on the nbc10.com website. first alert meteorologist bill henley says the roads can be treacherous this morning. also foggy conditions in pennsylvania, again, here's a live look at 76 and the vine. slower speed limits on a lot of the area roads this morning.
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first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington will be talking about those in just a minute. ♪ ave maria >> that will stop you in your tracks. new at 6:00, a beautiful sayre maid for pope francis during his visit to mexico. a teenager cancer patient sang "ave maria." the moment silenced the crowded room. watch it again on the nbc 10 facebook page. later today, pope francis heads to the heart of mexico's drug trafficking country. he'll meet with young people most impakcted by the violence involved in the drug trade. he'll have mass at a stadium
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later today. 6:16. time to get a checkup on the traffic. >> nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has you covered for your dicey ride to work this morning. >> we are looking at a lot of our cameras. we just looked at deptford, new jersey. things are starting to look better. this is around the schuylkill expressway where it runs into the vine street expressway. starting to see a slowdown. that's exactly what we want to see anyway. we have reduced speeds on the schuylkill expressway and the vine, down to 45 miles an hour. we're seeing slushy conditions on these parts of the majors, geing on and off the off ramps as well where you're seeing some of the biggest problems this morning. a major problem on route 202 around route 29, closing it in both directions. i'll have updates to are that when i come back in the next five minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> an icy start, a foggy start
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and a warmup that is under way that is going to be improving  on. right now we're seeing a little bit of a breeze blowing here at the nbc 10 studios. gusty winds across new jersey and that's delivering the warm air that is going to take us into the upper 50s during the day today. you can see the flags blowing, the banners at penn's landing at the ice rumpg. the temperatures have warmed into the low 50s at the ice rink. 55 degrees at philadelphia international. not everyone is seeing the warmup just yet. where the warm air is reaching the cold, icy ground into the pocono mountains, look at the thick fog. that's what we're seeing in many of the northern and western suburbs. the thickest fog has been at coatesville. dense fog in allentown. we're seeing improvement in mt. pocono. no issue for wilmington, philadelphia, millville or dover. no sign of the fog there. the temperatures into the 50s for philadelphia, millville and
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atlantic city. wilmington was right around freezing when we went on the air at 4:00 this morning. now 44 agrees. there are still colder spots, near freezing farther north and west. lower montgomery county is out of the woods. we're seeing melting conditions right now. you'll still find ice on the roadways in the collegeville areas and ice covered cars are possible in pottstown where it's 31 degrees. gilbertsville it's 33 degrees. now we're seeing pottstown at the airport, starting to warm up 36 degrees. we'll slowly get out of the icy conditions this morning and the fog will also disappear. there's one more issue to deal with today. all that rain and snow came through yesterday. well, it's pushed off to the north and west temporarily. it will swing through the area as we go through the later morning and afternoon hours. 9:00, a few scattered light showers. here's the heavier rain waiting in the wings. it will push in at 2:00 this
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morning afternoon and swing through the area. it will be out of here for the evening commute. things improve for the evening commute. keep an eye out for flooded roadways. heavy rainfall from half an inch to close to 2 inches of rain is possible with gusty winds, temperatures won't be the issue later today. we'll be in theç 50s to near 6 degrees this afternoon. the numbers come down a bit tomorrow. 31 in the morning, 45 in the afternoon, drying out with a pretty good breeze on wednesday. a little bit colder thursday morning, down to 27 degrees. high of 40 thursday afternoon. bright sunshine on thursday. but here come the clouds and the chance of rain showers later on friday. 44 degrees. that's the beginning of a warming trend that will have us into the upper 50s on saturday near 60 degrees with partly sunny skies and pretty nice mild weather ahead for sunday and monday. >> we're looking at this wild weather. is this unusual? >> yes, it is unusual. we've seen things like this
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before but rarely do you see such a warmup from one day to another. yesterday we were 40 degrees colder in our area compared to at this time right now. what a major warmup. >> i think it's unusual. i just wanted to check with the expert, make sure that it is. we're not the only ones experiencing wacky weather. a lot happening on the eastern seaboard. tracy, what do you have? >> we're looking at record temperatures that are 5 to 20 degrees above average in the northeast today. so we are going from icy roads to watching for flooding this afternoon, this colossal storm system created dangerous driving conditions. in richmond, virginia yesterday, there were three deadly accidents in kentucky, snowplows couldn't even stay on the slick roads. storm is being felt from the gulf coast to maine. in florida, tornadoes touched down yesterday in the panhandle, at least ten homes were destroyed. first responders and volunteers rescue an unconscious woman from
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a home hit by a tornado in florida to free her, they had to dig around her using tools and their bare hand. there's no word on her condition. thousands of people in the pensacola area are still without power this morning. vai? >> thank you, tracy. 46 degrees at 6:22. donald trump is in attack mode, going after ted cruz, jeb bush and george bush. who he's threatening to see and who he'sç calling the biggest liar. an awe lid a live picture o ben franklin bridge. first alert weather issued because of the icy conditions. another check of the roads when we come back. this nbc 10 first alert winter weather update is brought to you by buckmans, your cold weather experts.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we are starting off on route 202 right now. having a camera tick neck al difficulty here. you can see we have major delays around 29. it's blocked in both directions between 29 and route 252 due to fallen power cables. take route 30 to get by right now. more updates when i come back at 6:30. thank you, jessica. just into the newsroom, route 202 is closed in both directions between route 29 and west swedesom road. we're keeping an eye on things ive look at i-95 from our ings camera at the link in south philly. take it slow and easy this morning. still a little icy and dicy out there.
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nbc 10 first alert weather breaking news. right now on nbc 10 news today, a first alert weather day because of an icy commute. take a look at beach avenue in cape may, new jersey. slick conditions could make for slippery sidewalks and roads. all morning we've been watching the temperatures climb. the temperature in philadelphia, in the 50s. some areas are still near the freezing mark. >> because of the icy commute, we've sent stormforce 10 out so you can get a firsthand look at the roads. stormforce 10 is on germantown pike. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. it's not just the roads that are slick, your driveway and sidewalk could also be covered in ice. it's a good reminder as you're
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talking to your car or walking the kids to the bus stop. over the past hour our list of school delays has grown. delayed. you can see that list at the bottom of your screen. also check the nbc 10 app for that. let's go to meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. >> there's still icy spots in the colder areas with just above freezing, some areas just below. the fog has formed as warm air is surging in over those colder spots, creating the fog. it's all coming ahead of rain that's due in later this morning and this afternoon. that will be heavy rainfall and could cause some flooding in low-lying areas. here's the wind. it's spreading warm air into south jersey. see the lighter wind north and west. those are the colder zones. they're not getting the warm surge just yet. 55 degrees in philadelphia. still see 30s in upper
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montgomery county. 50 degrees in fair meadow farm. just below freezing in phoenixville. 32 in tredyfrin township. the temperatures will be climb, the ice will disappear and it will get washed away. heavier, steadier rainfall is waiting in the wings. it will be coming into play later this morning. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood ben i come back in ten minutes to show you what to expect. watching the roadways closely. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> that's right, bill. right now if you take 202 you're going to want to pay attention right now. what you're looking at behind me is not a still shot. we actually have a complete closure and blockage of route 202 around route 29. this is obviously a delay shot of that scene because it's closed in both directions
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between 29 and 252 due to fallen power cables. a big stretch in here, a big backup as well. this traffic hasn't been moving for several minutes now. up ahead because of that scene. your best bet for an alternate is to take 30 to get around. that pretty much runsç paralle hr ne underneath that scene. matt delucia will be there as well in just a couple of minutes, vai. we'll give you another look at route 202 in tredyferin township. >> we are here over 202 right at 29. this is at a standstill. you can see the brake lights going for about at least a mile in the distance. way down, i can see some flashing lights. you do see every now and then a couple vehicles on the other side of the road are making it
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by. the road you see to the right is not part of 202. we see a police officer at route 29 redirecting traffic, getting more people on to this roadway. we do understand, as jessica has been mentioning, wires are down. what we've been hearing from chester county, 202 is closed from 29 to swedesford road. swedesford is a mile, mile and a half down the road here. these vehicles have not moved a whole lot within the past few minutes. this really is at a standstill. police are trying to redirect traffic. trying to get people away from this area. if you're heading out the door and you need to take 202, it's a good idea to pick a different route because of the wires that are down on the roadway. we'll stay out here, give you another update coming up at the end of the show. hopefully we do get an update, hopefully something happens where we get the roads cleared
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up. for now, this is a big traffic mess mess. we know you can't be in front of your tv all day. you probably have your phone with you, though. on the nbc 10 app, you can watch live tv if you're in a position to do so, get weather and traffic updates as well as severe weather central.ç an autopsy today could shed light on how a woman found in a recycling bin in lehigh county died. her body was found stuffed in a bin saturday afternoon in allentown. police are still trying to identify the victim. they say she's asian, in her late teens or 20s with a silver necklace and pink nail polish. investigators say there was no obvious cause of death. >> she was definitely well dressed, however, she wasn't dressed for the weather. there was no jacket or no coat or so forth.
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she did not climb into this container herself. >> allentown police are asking anyone with information to come forward. investigators are look for the cause of an apartment fire in philadelphia. firefighters put out flames at the valley green apartments in east falls last night. people from 40 apartment units were evacuated. medics took three people to the hospital for smoke inhalation. we're working to find out their conditions right now. in newark, new castle county, a dozen families are out of their homes after a fire at their apartment complex. a viewer captured the flames shooting through the roof on weinerhaven drive. unclear what started that fire. no one was hurt. 6:36. 47 degrees at philadelphia international. decision 2016 takes an increasingly nasty turn this morning. >> candidates are fighting for votes ahead of saturday's south carolina primary. donald trump ramping up his attacks on gop rival ted cruz calling him unstable and a liar. >> i will tell you, i have
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never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. i have never, ever seen anything like it. >> trump also threatened to file a lawsuit against cruz over his eligibility to run for the presidency. cruz was born in canada to an american mother. and jeb bush is getting campaign help from his big brother. former president george w. bush appeared at his first rally for his brother yesterday in charleston, south carolina. the former president said he was proud of jeb and urged voters to support a candidate who will be measured and thoughtful on the world stage. meantime, bernie sanders addressed the flint water crisiç while campaigning in michigan. the senator says the federal government should intervene if the state and local governments cannot protect its citizens. and hillary clinton will be in new york city later this morning for a fund-raiser there. yesterday she hit the campaign trail in nevada. she attended a get out the caucus event in reno and spoke about issues including the economy, health care and social security.
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>> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:38. the temperature has been warming this morning. but there are still some slippery conditions, icy spots, especially north and west. thick fog as the warm air is coming in over those colder zones, has been created. you'll find it this morning, especially in pennsylvania. and then heavy rain is going to clear away the ice and the fog. that heavy rain could produce flooding later this morning and this afternoon. right now, dover in the clear at 47 degrees. clouds breaking in trenton, 49. look at the pocono mountains, yes, it's warm. 40 degrees warmer than it was yesterday at this time. but that warm air surging in has created fog. there it is, blue mountain, thick fog this morning. that's a live view, limited visibility for many of the suburbs. it's improving in coatesville, was down to zero visibility. there is fog in quakertown and dense fog for allentown and the
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pocono mound taps. no issue for most of the rest of the area. the temperatures, 50s but the colder pockets north and west are still cold enough to support ice on the roadways this morning. it's warmed up nicely for penndel, levittown. north and west, you'll find pockets of cold air, chalfont at the warming mark. just above freezing in quakertown. be on the lookout for icy spots this morning. then here comes the rain at 9:00. temperatures will be climbing in montgomery and bucks county. 50 degrees for norristown and newtown and then steadier rain and middle 50s for newtown at noontime. limerick will be 51 degrees at lunch time. and there is the wet weather. that's the same storm we had yesterday. it's pushed to the west this morning. a fewç sprinkles right now hav just moved through berks county. it is going to be coming back later this morning and this afternoon. but the temperatures, they'll also come back, into the 50s for allentown, quakertown and
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reading. gusty winds, rain late this morning and this afternoon for doylestown, trenton and mt. holly at the coast. dover up to 55 degrees and that rain will sweep through west chester, drexel hill and swedesboro starting later this morning and into the afternoon. i'll show you when it will finally dry up with the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. 20 minutes before 7:00. at last check, route 202, a parking lot. >> shut down in both directions. jessica boyington is monitoring it as well. >> we are using matt delucia's live shot here right now. the wires that are down are power wires. all of the cameras in that area are out. route 202 is closed in both directions in chester county, between route 29 and 252.
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as you can see, cars inching, nobody's going anywhere right now. a complete parking lot. you're going to be sitting here for quite some time, even if this gets moving in the next ten minutes or so, there will be a huge, big delay behind that. again, it is in both directions. you seed an alternate. your best bet, take 30 to get by, matt delucia also reporting there are police activity on the part of the scene where the downed wires are blocking off the roadway as well. as you can see, going to be a rough commute if you take route 202. do not take 202. take route 30 as your alternate. 6:41. we should mention we have more than 300 schools delayed today. we just checked with philly schools, they are open and on time. new jersey governor chris christie released an interesting video late last night. >> i will never stop coming into this chamber and telling the hard truth. >> next on nbc 10, a movieç
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trailer-like video the governor posted to his youtube page and the message it's bringing to the people of new jersey. and our first alert weather day continues here on nbc 10 news. a live look at the ben franklin bridge, as more and more cars are hitting the road. icy commute this morning. you'll want to give yourself a little extra time if you're heading to work, school or perhaps the airport.
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quarter to 7:00. we're following breaking news in chester county. if you drive on route 202, you're in for a big backup. >> there are power lines down on the roads. it's closed in both directions. matt delucia is live on the scene. matt? >> tracy and vai, this happened just about the top of the hour, 6:00, where we can see the backup happening here. we're at route 29 and 202 where you can see it is a complete
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standstill. this extends all the way out to swedesford road, a mile, mile an a half distance. no cars are coming in the opposite direction westbound. the brake lights are going eastbound toward the city. at this point we know that there is police activity because there are wires down acrossç the roadway. the cars that you see that are going on the right side of your screen here, that's an exit ramp. a lot of people taking that opportunity to get off this road while they can. these guys over here who are over the median, over the barriers, they are stuck for a little while. we're waiting to get more updates on how long this will take to clear. right now as far as i can see, the headlights past 29 right now. this is going to be a long delay as jessica has been mentioning. for now, live in malvern at 202, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. we cannot tax our way out of
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this problem. we will solve it. >> in a world ever budget speeches, new jersey governor chris christie wants his to grab attention. last night, the governor tweeted this movie-like preview of what he'll be telling state lawmakers today. the governor is delivering his annual budget address at the statehouse in trenton this afternoon. >> he'll be doing it less than a week after suspending his run for the white house. christie is expected to unveil his plan for funding the state's pension system and the transportation trust fund. the governor's speech begins at 2:00 today. watch it by tapping the nbc 10 app or logging on to nbc10.com. >> this morning, delaware's governor will personally thank students for helping homeless veterans. they have a new place to stay. they raised month are than $150,000 for the delaware center for homeless veterans during the last school year. the money was used to buy this house. they helped refurbish the house during a day of service.
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it's not just veterans fighting the problem of homelessness in our area. head to nbc10.com to look at the face of homeless youth, an nbc 10 digital special. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:48. conditions are changing dramatically. look at the wind blowing. that's a warm wind. that's doing away with the ice and slushy, icy mix that started things off here at the nbc 10 studio. we're seeing that same change around theç area. not everybody is seeing 55 degrees just yet. there are colder zones that are still icy this morning. clouds over the city, rain on the way for later this morning and afternoon. the potential for heavy rain. this is why we're getting the warmup. look at the dusty winds. that's dragging warm air into the area, 40 degrees warmer, just close to it in mt. holly compared to yesterday. philadelphia is up by 36. though it is up by 22 in allentown and pottstown, it's not as much of a warmup.
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not so bad for lafayette hill where it has warmed up. but into the collegeville area, count on finding icy spots this morning. roadways, sidewalks and cars will have a layer of ice on them in the pottstown area. it's warming up at the airport. will take some time to melt what's already on the ground. watch out for slippier spots. then there's this threat, rain, heavily rain, that's snow and rain. by the time it swings in here later this morning and this afternoon, we'll see the potential for some flooding in low-lying areas. noontime, here comes the heavier rainfall pushing through the philadelphia area at 2:00 this afternoon. heavy downpours in allentown, pottstown and into wilmington. by the time this one sweeps through and moves out for the evening commute we could see anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain on the ground. stand by for a warmup, heavy rain and gusty winds and temperatures that will top out in the 50s to near 60 degrees this afternoon.
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tomorrow it's all out of here, including the warmup. it will be at 45 in the afternoon, after a morning low of 31 degrees, dry and partly sunny on wednesday. friday we see the return of clouds. that tens this week, 60 degrees on saturday, 55, nice one for sunday and monday, it's also looking good with a high of 54. >> well, that looks awesome, bill, thanks. that's the weekend. first we have to get you to work today. it's a rough commute. icy, foggy conditions, ten minutes before 7:00 right now. we haveç that problem on 202 growing. >> matt delucia is smart enough to get his camera, his photographer off into tredyffrin township there. jessica boyington will probably use that camera. >> especially there are power loans down, blocking the roadways. that's why this incident is here to begin with. since it's a power line, the
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cameras in the surrounding areas are out. actually it was helpful for us to have this camera right here. you can see all traffic on 202 in both directions at a complete standstill because of the power liens. it is blocked between 29 and swed swedesford road. i just checked in with the drive times. what would be a five-minute trip is now about an hour and 40 minutes. you can see they're not even moving right now. you'll be in at least a major delay. your best bet to get around the scene, you will go nowhere and you head out the door and typically take this route. take 30. it pretty much runs underneath it. avoid this delay. even if they start moving now, you'll be in an hour and a half delay. coming up, a check of the day's head liens and the stories you need to know as you head out the door. >> we'll check in with nbc 10's matt delucia, live in chester county on route 202 where that
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big backup is that you just saw. this nbc 10 first alert winter weather update is brought to you by buckmans, your cold weather experts.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather. we're keeping you updated on the changing conditions for your commute. icy, slushy conditions with fog in some areas. >> let's get right to nbc 10's matt delucia, live in chester county where there's a major backup on route 202. matt? >> vai and tracy, this has been the case for about an hour. we're at route 29 where we can see a complete standstill. no one is moving both directions. you're looking at the cars heading eastbound toward philadelphia.
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no cars are moving in the other direction. the cars you see on the right side, that's the exit ramp there. all these cars are just stuck here and have been for quite a while. this is between 202, this is on 202 between 29 and west swedesford road. about a 4.5 to 5-mile backup. this is stretching as we pan to the left, all the way past route 29. a few minutes ago we saw some police officers trying to redirect traffic, people trying to get on to 202 from 29. they were basically telling them pick an alternate route. if you are in that area, try to find a different way around this. wires are down across the road. jessica boyington now is in the first alert traffic center. jessica, how can people get around this mess? >> definitely good advice to listen right now. you do need an alternate this morning. 202 completely block off. your best bet is to take 30. that pretty much runs parallel and underneath this scene. this traffic is not going anywhere. an hour and a halfbackup at
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least if it started moving right now. that will be a huge, huge problem for the morning commute. it's both directions on 202, completely blocked off, in betweenç a five-mile stretch. that will affect a lot of people this morning. these poor folks that are actually here stuck for quite some time. happening today, police in delaware being trained to save lives, many of them will learn how to recognize a drug overdose and inject narcan. narcan can stop the effects of heroin and reduce an overdose. today, a vote will be held on a dozen applications for new charter schools. local fifth graders are helping to spread the love. sfrunts bethany christian school in chester county collected are jars of peanut butter and jelly and will make a donation to phil-abundance later this morning.
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if is cloudy and it is warmer than it was yesterday. the clouds are going to stay with us through the day and deliver rain. right now, 57 degrees in philadelphia. what a warmup. that's 38 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. but there's still some threats. not everybody is seeing the warm conditions this morning. we are going to see a warmer afternoon but the cold spots, for areas north and west, that's still creating problems this morning. icy spots to be found to start with as the temperatures have not warmed up everywhere. right now, that's 57 for philadelphia, wilmington is 48 degrees. in chester county, no problem for westtown and fair meadow farm. go farther to the north and it's still at freezing in phoenixville and just below freezing in tredyffrin township. this includes parts of 202 while the main roads have been treated and may be fine, the side streets and sidewalks may be ice
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covered this morning. at least to start with. the wind surging in the area, now 21 miles an hour in philadelphia. that's the warm air that's going to do away with the ice. but it's going to feed into the storm. returning to our area. that's snow and rain to the west. it will sweep through the area as rain later this morningç an this afternoon. that's when we could see heavier downpours. don't forget to leave the house. watch out for flooded roads during the afternoon. keep track of what's happening by following us on twitter, especially with these changing conditions. we're tweeting all morning, even after we go off the air to keep you informed of your morning commute. jessica has been watching the problem on 202. >> still closed in both directions around 29. route 30 is your alternate. follow us again. jessica boyington, you can find me.
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i'll have updates on the accident scene. >> get the latest information with breaking news, weather and traffic. >> we'll have updates throughout the morning. good morning. winter wallop. nearly 50 million americans waking up to a sloppy commute. a massive storm sweeping across at least 17 states, from north carolina to new england. a tornado outbreak across the south. a 94-year-old woman trapped inside her home. >> hallelujah! >> first responders and volunteers form a human chain to pull the woman from the debris. ultimatum. donald trump now threatening to sue ted cruz if the senator doesn't stop running attack ads. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> and trump doubles down on his attacks on the bush family as

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